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PROCEEDINGS 



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OF C.A.lSr.A.ID.A., 
From its Formation, on the 20th Jan., AX, 2387, A.D., 1857, 



SECOND ANNUAL CONVOCATION, HELD AT THE 
CITY OF LONDON, C.W., 

On the third Wednesday, the 16th day of February, A. D., 1859. 




Ordered to be Read in all Chapters and Preserved. 



ADDRESS : 

THOMAS DOUGLAS HARINGTON, TORONTO, GRAND Z. 
THOMAS BIRD HARRIS/HAMILTON, G. SCRIBE, E. 



HAMILTON : 

PRINTED AT THE " SPECTATOR " OFFICE, COURT HOUSE SQUARE, 

1859. 



THIRD ANNUAL CONVOCATION — HAMILTON, 1860. 1 



PROCEEDINGS 

At the Third Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada, held in the Masonic Hall, in the City 
of Hamilton, on Wednesday, the 8th day of February, A.D., 
1860. 

PRESENT : 

M. E. Companion Thompson Wilson, as Grand Z. 



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Thomas Duggan, as " H. 


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( Francis Richardson, as " Z. 




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* Thomas Bird Harris, Grand Scribe E. 


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" Samuel B. Harman, " Scribe N. 


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" William Bellhouse, *' Treasurer. 


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" William R. Harris, as " 2nd Asst. " 


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M. F. Shaler, " Sword Bearer. 


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' Jeremiah Taylor, " Pursuivant. 




1 John Morrison, " Janitor. 



GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS. 



R. E. Companion Francis Richardson, Toronto District. 
John C. Franck, Central 

R. E. Companion Kivas Tully, Representative of the Grand 
Chapter of Ireland. 

A constitutional member of Chapters being represented, the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada was opened 
in Smpll form. 

The Grand Scribes, E. and N., having examined the 
•Register, reported the following Representatives of regularly 
warranted Chapters, also the proxies of Chapters under Dis- 
pensation present, and recommend that they be admitted and 
take part in the proceedings of Grand Chapter. 



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8 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

NO. 2. THE HIRAM CHAPTER, HAMILTON. 

M. E. Companion William M. Wilson, P. G. Z. 

Thomas Duggan, P. G. H., P. Z. 
William Bellhouse, G. Treas., Z. 
Jeremiah Taylor, H. 

James M. Rogerson, J. 

G. W. Whitehead. 

No. 3. st. john's chapter, London. 

E. Companion Edwin Heathfield, Z. 

No. 4. st. Andrew's chapter, Toronto. 

R. E. Companion Samuel B. Harman, G.S.N., Z. 
" " " Francis Richardson, G. Supt., P. Z. 

William H. Pardey, H. 

41 " William R. Harris, J. 

No. 5. st. georqe's chapter, london. 

M. E. Companion Thompson Wilson, P. G. Z., Z. 

No. 6. st. john's chapter, Hamilton. 

R. E. Companion Thomas B. Harris, G. S. E., P. Z. 
V. " « M. F. Shaler,G.S. B., H. 

No. 7. MORIA chapter, BELLEVILLE. 

R. E. Companion John C. Franck, G. Supt., P. Z. 

No. 8. king Solomon's chapter, Toronto. 

R. E. Companion Kivas Tully, G. Rep., P. Z. 
** " " Francis Richardson, G. Supt. (Proxy.) 

UD. WILSON CHAPTER, WINDSOR. 

M. E. Companion Thompson Wilson, P. G. Z. (Proxy.) 

AFF. CATARAQUI CHAPTER, KINGSTON. 

R. E. Companion Thos. B. Harris, G.S.E. (proxy.) 

UD. WAWANOSH CHAPTER, SARNIA. 

M. E. Companion T. Wilson, P.G.Z. (proxy.) 
The report from the Grand Scribes was received and on motion 
adopted. 



THIRD ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON, 1860. 9 

The Grand Scribe E, read the rules and regulations for the 
government of the Grand Chapter. 

The minutes of the last Annual Convocaion, held at the City 
of London, on the 16th day of February, A. D., 1859, also of 
an Especial Convocation held at the City of Kingston, on the 
12th day of July, A.D., 1859, were read, and on motion 
confirmed. 

It was, after due consideration, decided for all future time to be 
a regulation of this Grand Chapter, — 

That the confirmation of minutes be held to mean that its 
proceedings have been correctly transcribed, and when so recorded 
must be confirmed. 

The Grand Scribe E, submitted a letter he had received from 
the M. E. Grand Z, expressing regret that circumstances of an 
unavoidable nature precluded the possibility of his being present 
to preside over this Grand Convocation, and begged to have 
submitted the following Address and correspondence on matters 
of importance for the consideration of the Grand Chapter. 



ADDRESS. 

Companions : 

I regret most sincerely that it is out of my power to 
preside at the present Convocation. I am sorry both officially 
and personally, for I very rnuch wished to have assisted in your 
deliberations, and exchanged those personal and social acts of 
friendship, which are so well calculated to bind the human family 
more closely together, and alleviate the pain of subsequent 
separation. 

Stationed, however, as I am at this almost "remote end of 
Canada, with the means of communication liable, on any day, to 
be seriously interrupted at this season of the year, and having 
important duties to attend to, which, just now, especially claim 
my time as a Public Servant of the Province, and which cannot 
be put aside, I am obliged, much against my inclination, in this 
manner to bring before your notice such matters as I deem 
interesting, and with which it is my duty to make you acquainted. 

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10 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

The condition of our Order, since our last meeting, has been 
one of increasing prosperity. I have granted four Dispensations 
for new Chapters, viz : — 

Wilson, R. A. C, Windsor, 

Bedford District, R. A. C, Dunham, 
Wawanosh, " Sarnia, 

Carleton, " Ottawa, 

The applications for which were duly recommended by the respec- 
tive District Grand Superintendents, and I trust that Grand 
Chapter will confirm my Dispensations, and grant Warrants of 
Constitution to the petitioners. 

Two Chapters, hailing under the Registry of Ireland, have 
affiliated during the past year, viz : — 

Cataraqui, R, A. C, Kingston, 
Independent, " Quebec, 

At this period, consequently, there are seventeen Chapters, hailing 
from and acknowledging the authority of the Grand Chapter of 
Canada, and there are, I am told, grounds for believing that this 
number will materially increase during the current year ; but the 
reports of the District Grand Superintendents, required to be 
rendered annually, will, 1 trust, give a more clear view of the 
State of Royal Arch Masonry in their several Districts ; while 
the returns made by the respective Chapters will afford you statis- 
tical information as to their individual condition. 

ENGLAND. 

It is with real pleasure I am able to state that our recognition 
by the Supreme Grand Chapter of England is so far ratified, that 
some simple points, relating to the intermediate Degrees, and 
their effect on the privileges of English Royal Arch Masons, only 
require to be cleared up to the satisfaction of the Grand Principals. 
I have sent the most full information to the Grand Scribe E, 
in London, and feel sure that no long time will elapse before 
the Grand Chapter of England and ourselves will be united by 
the most fraternal and cordial bonds of fellowship and communion. 
The Grand Scribe E, will presently read the correspondence to 
you, and I recommend that it be spread on our Minutes for 
publication, with other proceedings of Grand Chapter. 

SCOTLAND. 

Our recognition by the Supreme firand Chapter of Scotland, 
I am happy to report, is complete, as the following very gratifying 
communication will prove to you. 



THIKD ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON, 1860. 11 

(Copy.) "Edinburgh, 30th June, 1859. 

"To the Most Excellent the Grand Principals, Office Bearers, and 
Companions of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of 
Canada, — 

Greeting : 

" We, the Chairman of Committee and Scribe E. of the 
Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland, as authorized 
by the minutes of meeting held on Wednesday, 15th inst., beg 
leave to acknowledge receipt of an Address then laid before this 
Chapter from the Supreme Grand Chapter of Canada, wherein, 
after detailing the grounds on which it was considered necessary 
to institute a controlling power in that Province over Royal Arch 
Masonry and the happy accomplishment of their object, they 
proffer the right hand of fellowship and desire fraternal recognition. 

" We are, at same time, commanded to express the gratifica- 
tion which it affords this Grand Chapter to be favored with a 
communication so much in unison with that spirit which it is 
fitting and becoming the head of Royal Arch Masonry in one 
country to evince towards that of another, tending as it is thought, 
in no small degree, not only to the prosperity of the Bodies 
under separate control, but to the advancement of the Order in 
general. We have further the satisfaction of expressing the 
delight which it gives the Grand Chapter to accept of the fellow- 
ship tendered them in the Address now under acknowledgement, 
and also the pleasure, which, by the mutual recognition of each 
other, it is anticipated will follow their efforts in co-operating with 
the Supreme Grand Chapter of Canada in any measure calculated 
to enhance the dignity or promote the usefulness of the two Grand 
Bodies. 

" In the name and by the appointment of the Supreme Grand 
Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland, and the Seal of the same, caused 
to be affixed this thirteenth day of June, A.D., 1859, A. L., 5863. 

(Signed.) " P. Cowan, Chairman of Committee. 

" " Wm. Gatnor, Grand Scribe E." 

Before, however, I leave Scotland for other countries in like 
amity with us, I regret to state that I have received intimation of 
a chapter on the registry of Scotland, exalting candidates in a 
spirit of rivalry, and with the avowed purpose of opening a Royal 
Arch Chapter at Whitby, not to be under the control of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada. I need hardly point out that Scotland, having 
fully and handsomely recognized the authority of the latter, has 
virtually surrendered all her former power in Canada, except over 
such of her Chapters, as were in existence at the time of recogni- 



12 GKAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

tion, and can grant no fresh Charters. If, therefore, individuals 
hailing from any new Chapters in this Province, except constituted 
by the Grand Chapter of Canada, present themselves at your 
portals, it will be your strict duty to refuse them admittance, and 
hold no companionship with them. I shall communicate what 1 
have heard to the Grand Chapter of Scotland without loss of time. 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 

Copies of the Proceedings of the Grand Chapters of — 
Connecticut, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, 
Mississippi, Maine, North Carolina, New York, New Hampshire, 
New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina,Virginia, Vermont andWisconsin, 
have been received during the past year, and, as our Constitution 
does not specially provide for the appointment of a committee on 
foreign correspondence, I shall notice them briefly in my present 
Address. 

The contents are of varied interest, and will well repay 
perusal, but being principally applicable to their several localities, 
it is unnecessary to make lengthy quotations therefrom. They 
are important and valuable, as evincing, by their transmission, 
the kindly encouragement and brotherly feeling of the Grand 
Chapters of the United States towards our young, but healthy 
Body. The great questions of all the communications appear to 
have been — Uniformity of Work — and that relating to the con- 
nection existing between State Grand Chapters and the General 
Grand Chapter of the United States, and the propriety of dissolving 
the said connection. Our tried friend " Vermont " says on this 
subject, — " After a careful perusal of twenty-five pamphlets, 
varying from sixty to two hundred pages each, your Committee 
find fewer topics of general interest than was anticipated, owing 
probably to the all-absorbing interest excited by the question of 
the General Grand Chapter." 

CONNECTICUT. 

{Meets in May.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 27 — Exaltations, 155 — Members, 
1670. Acknowledges Proceedings of Grand Chapter of Canada. 

CALIFORNIA. 

{Meets in May.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 24 — Exaltations, 227 — Members, 
911. And the Committee on foreign correspondence state, — 
" That all the Grand Chapters of the United States, with the 
exception of three, besides this Grand Chapter, have recognized 



THIRD ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON, 1860. 13 

the Grand Chapter of Canada, and being in such matters in favor 
of being guided by the expression of the majority, they recommend 
that said Grand Chapter be recognized by this Grand Chapter." 
And it was Resolved, — " that this Grand Chapter cordially recog- 
nizes the Grand Chapter of Canada, and extends to it a welcome 
into the confederation of Grand Chapters." 

ILLINOIS. 

{Meets in September.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 57 — Exaltations, 355 — Members, 
1752. Acknowledges Proceedings of Grand Chapter of Canada, 
and says: — "One thing is exceedingly gratifying in Canadian 
Masonry, that is, the almost universal kindness and fraternal 
feeling and spirit pervading all their proceedings and correspond- 
ence, whether in a state of agreement or disagreement." 

INDIANA. 

{Meets in May.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 42 — Exaltations, 168 — Members, 
1391. Publishes no report on foreign correspondence. 

KENTUCKY. 

{Meets in October.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 76 — Exaltations, 227 — Members, 
1890. Acknowledges Proceedings of Grand Chapter of Canada, 
and Resolved, — " that this Grand Chapter hails, with delight its 
formation, and fraternally welcomes it as such." 

LOUISIANA. 

{Meets in February.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 25 — Exaltations, 86 — Members, 
682. The Grand Chapter of Canada is not mentioned, except in 
a note, to the effect, that no exchanges have been received from it. 

MISSOURI. 

{Meets in May.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 27 — Exaltations, 86 — Members, 
703. Publishes extracts from the Proceedings of Grand Chapter 
of Canada. The Grand High Priest, in his Address, calls attention 
to the prevalence of profane swearing and intoxication, and calls 
upon the Companions to seek out and effectually apply a remedy 
against those vices, that Royal Arch Masonry may not be 
dishonored, and, in conclusion, he asks the following very pertinent 



14 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

questions — " Have we tried to perform our masonic duties as we 
should 1 Have we, by friendly, kind and brotherly advice, tried 
to bring back our erring Brother to the path of duty % Have we 
tried to dispense true masonic light and knowledge as far as we 
could 1 Have we thrown the mantle of charity over the foibles 
and faults of our Companions, or have we blazoned them to the 
world? Have we spoken kindly to our Brother's face and 
unkindly behind his back 1 It is well for us to think of these ■ 
things and make ourselves practical as well as professed masons." 

MISSISSIPPI. 

(Meets in January.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 70 — Exaltations, 265 — Members, 
2123. Publishes no report on foreign correspondence. 

MAINE. 

(Meets in May.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 9 — Exaltations, 37 — Members, 538. 
Acknowledges Proceedings of Grand Chapter of Canada. 

NORTH CAROLINA. 

(Meets in June.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 31 — Exaltations, 17 — Members, 
894. Acknowledges proceedings of Grand Chapter of Canada, 
and the committee report as follows : — " We delayed extending 
the right hand of fellowship, until we could be in possession of 
information affording some assurance that we, by our recognition, 
were not encouraging ' insubordination or resistance ' to the legal 
authority of a foreign jurisdiction. We now learn that the Grand 
Lodge of England has virtually relinquished her claims by the 
formal acknowledgement of the independence of the Grand Lodge 
ot Canada ; and she not claiming jurisdiction over the Royal Arch 
and the appendant Degrees, we see no reason for withholding 
masonic fellowship; and we. recommend that this Grand Chapter 
extend to her a cordial recognition, and welcome her into the ranks 
of independent Grand Chapters, with a true fraternal feeling." 

NEW YORK. 

(Meets in February.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 168 — Exaltations, 567 — Members, 
3711. The only reference to the Grand Chapter of Canada relates 
to its official recognition by the several Grand Chapters of the 
United States. 



THIRD ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON. 1880. 15 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

{Meets in June.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 7 — Exaltations, 61 — Members, 245. 
Acknowledges Proceedings of Grand Chapter of Canada. 

NEW JERSEY. 

{Meets in September.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 8 — Exaltations (no correct return) 
— Members, 277. The Proceedings extend from its organization 
in December, 1856, to September, 1859. On motion the following 
Resolutions were adopted. " Wliereas the Grand Chapter of 
the State of New Jersey has heard with great satisfaction of the 
regular formation and organization of the Grand Royal Arch 
Chapter of Canada. Resolved, — That we cordially welcome them 
into the Sisterhood of Grand Chapters, and extend to them our 
fraternal recognition and the right hand of fellowship. Resolved, 
That the usual correspondence and intercourse be opened with the 
same, and that the Grand Secretary be instructed to communicate 
a copy of these Proceedings to the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of 
Canada, duly authenticated by the Seal of this Grand Chapter." 

The Grand Chapter of New Jersey most wisely enacts, — 
"That no Chapter shall receive a Warrant from it, until the 
officers named shall exemplify to the satisfaction of the Grand 
Chapter and officers their capacity to perform the duties they are 
then to assume." 

OHIO. 

{Meets in October.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 79 — Exaltations, 403 — Members, 
2800. Publishes no report on foreign correspondence. 

SOUTH CAROLINA. 

{Meets in February.) 

Reports No. Chapters, 22 — Exaltations, 52 — Members, 372. 
Publishes no report on foreign correspondence. 

VIRGINIA. 

{Meets in December.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 47 — No correct return of Exalta- 
tions and Members. The Committee on foreign correspondence 
state as follows : — " We agree heartily with Vermont (Report of 
1857) that Committees on foreign correspondence are transcending 
their prescribed limits. We even go further, and think these 



16 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

Reports are, in many cases, injurious, as provoking strife, recrimi- 
nation and bitterness." 

VERMONT. 

{Meets in August) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 13 — Exaltations (no return) — Mem- 
bers, 731. The Committee remark that all the proceedings of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada indicate the true spirit of faithful and 
excellent Companions, and we cordially extend to them the right 
hand of fellowship. 

WISCONSIN. 

(Meets in February.) 

Reports No. of Chapters, 18 — Exaltations, 80 — Members, 
589. The Committee recommend a fraternal recognition and 
cordial welcome to the Grand Chapter of Canada, and, on motion, 
the recommendation was adopted as the sentiments of the Grand 
Chapter of Wisconsin. 

Since the organization, therefore, of the Grand Chapter of 
Canada, copies of Proceedings have been received from twenty-two 
Grand Chapters of the United States, leaving only eight, with 
which, up to this date, we have not had the pleasure of direct 
communication, viz : — 

Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, 
Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. 

Arkansas and Michigan have fully recognized the Grand Chapter 
of Canada, as 1 find stated in the communications received from 
other Grand Chapters ; while, from the same source, I discover 
that Massachusetts, looking upon us, as " established and organized 
in direct violation of Masonic authority and usage" declines recog- 
nition. As she, however, stands alone in her opinion, I conceive 
that it does not require to be specially combatted or deprecated. 
I am quite sure that I express the feeling of the Grand Chapter of 
Canada, in assuring Massachusetts, that we shall be well pleased, 
at any future period, to establish the most friendly intercourse 
with her, as a State whose friendship will, at all times, be valuable 
to Canadian and English Royal Arch Masons, for many reasons. 

It is computed that the number of Freemasons in the United 
States is about 400,000, of which about 50,000 have been exalted 
to the Holy Royal Arch, and the Grand High Priests of the 
respective Grand Chapters report the Order to be every where in 
a state of progressive prosperity. 

I cannot resist, before introducing other matters to your 
notice, bearing testimony to the kindly and Masonic tone of the 



THIRD ANNUAL CONVOCATION — HAMILTON. 1860. 17 

Proceedings thus briefly reviewed, and remarking that in the face of 
a contrariety of opinions and views, you will look in vain for one 
single sentence that can be construed into an allusion to the 
important wants, that now and then occur, and convulse and 
outwardly appear to threaten to shake to pieces the fabric of our 
powerful and energetic neighbor. This is as it should be. The 
tie that binds Freemasons is no ordinary one. Our time-honored 
Order has often stepped in and helped to alleviate the horrors and 
distresses attending upon war. The Indian has subdued his ferocity 
and thirst for blood in deference to its merciful power, — and who 
can limit the seryica it may render, should unhappily, the terrible 
evil of civil and national dissension be suffered to prevail amonpst 
us? 



The subject which I wish to submit next for your consideration 
is the Constitution. At the last annual Convocation a committee 
was appointed to revise it, and report thereon at the next meeting 
of Grand Chapter. The committee consisted of Companions 
residing at Quebec, Toronto, Brockville, Simcoe, Kingston and 
Belleville, and it must strike every one that, thus constituted, it 
was not very likely to meet, except in a hurried manner. — probably 
just before the assembling of Grand Chapter, — and, consequently, 
that any great amount of deliberation on the important matter 
intrusted to it could hardly be expected. A report should have 
been furnished to the Grand Scribe E, sixty days anterior to 
the meeting of Grand Chapter, in order that he might previously 
submit all proposed amendments to the various subordinate 
Chapters. This could not be done, and I am under the impression 
that, in future, the nomination to all committees of only two or 
three Companions, residing in immediate vicinity to each other, 
would be much more beneficial in every way. In the meantime, 
as your First Grand Principal for the time being, I beg to suggest 
some alterations in the Constitution, which I think are necessary 
and likely to prove of advantage. Their adoption of course rests 
with Grand Chapter. They are as follows : — 

Of Grand Chapter— Art. 5.— Add at end— "The Grand 
Principal, Z., H., and J., must be First or Past First Principals, 
and the others (except the Janitor) Principals or Past Principals 
of a Chapter." 

Art. 11. — Add at end — " In all cases where Summonses are 
issued, whether by Grand or Private Chapter, at least seven clear 
days' notice shall be given." 

Of Grand Officers — Art, 1. — Omit as unnecessary. See — 
44 The Grand Chapter, Art. 2, 3 and 4." 

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18 GRAJND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

Art. 3. — Instead of "The Grand Superintendent of the 
District," read " the Senior Grand Superintendent of a District 
present," &c. 

Of Grand Superintendents of Districts. — Art. 1. — Omit 
" seven in number," and read " The Grand Superintendent for 
each District, whose rank or seniority shall be as defined by the 
Grand Lodge of Canada, shall be nominated," &c. 

Art. 5. — For " Warrants to be recommended," read "must 
be recommended," &c. 

Grand Scribe E. and iV. — Art. 1. — Omit " who shall be an 
Installed First Principal," <&c., already provided for under the 
head " of Grand Chapter, Art. 5." 

Of Grand Principal Sojourner, dec, — Art. 2. — Omit as 
unnecessary. 

Government of Subordinate Chapters — Art. 2. — For "confirm 
the said Dispensation or grant," &c, read "and grant," &c. 

Of Subordinate Chapters — Art. 1. — For " three Sojourners, 
two Scribes and a Janitor," &c., read " two Scribes, three 
Sojourners, and a Janitor," &c. 

Art. 4. — Instead of " by the Grand Z." read " by one of the 
Grand Principals, or Superintendents of Districts, or by some 
present or Past first Principal," and omit (as now done in England) 
the words " delegated for that purpose by the Grand Z." 

Art. 6. — I think the First Principal should be an Installed 
Master or Pastmaster of a Lodge, but that is the only restriction 
1 am in favor of, — as the law stands, it almost disfranchises some 
Chapters, is a serious drawback, and often prevents their opening 
and working. I do not find that Foreign Chapters suffer, by reason 
that they do not compel a regular gradation upwards of tenure of 
office. I therefore recommend that this Art. be altered as follows : 
" No Companion shall be eligible for the First Principal's chair, 
unless he be an Installed Master or Pastmaster of a regular 
Lodge," — and omit the remaining portion altogether. 

Art. 8. — At the end, for " as a First or Past Principal," read 
" as a Principal or Past Principal," &c. 

Art. 12. — For "and discharge," &c, read "who shall discharge," 
&c. 

Art. 14. — Add " Every Mark Master must select his mark 
within six months from the date of his taking the Degree, and a 
description of it shall be returned by his Chapter, for record by 
the Grand Scribe E." 



THIRD ANNUAL C03STV0CATI0N HAMILTON, 1860. 19 

Art. 16. — For "twelve" read "three Calendar months at least," 
and add " Except by Dispensation from the First Grand Principal, 
which shall not, however, be for a shorter period than four weeks." 

With regard to this law as it stood, the Supreme Grand 
Chapter of England has seen and provided a remedy against its 
injurious effects, caused by other Grand Chapters having no 
restrictive rule, by so amending it, as to sanction the exaltation 
of candidates, in Chapters abroad, after four weeks, by dispensa- 
tion. The dispensing power was confined to the First Grand 
Principal and Provincial Grand Superintendents, but a motion has 
recently been adopted (2nd November last) to the effect, that in 
Colonies where there is no Superintendent, Private Chapters shall 
have power to exalt in four weeks in cases of real necessity, the 
reasons for which shall be reported to the Supreme Grand Chapter, 
and the only proviso being, that in each case the three Principals 
of the Chapter agree to the emergency. 

The Provincial Grand Superintendent for Bengal thus writes 
to the Grand Scribe E, of England, — "As no restrictive rule exists 
in the Scottish Chapter working in Calcutta, Brethren, desirous of 
exaltation to the Royal Arch, do not feel disposed to wait twelve 
months for it, and they naturally take the degree where they can 
obtain it with facility. Thus the Chapters working under the 
Supreme Grand Chapter of England are deserted, and will 
ultimately have to be closed, if a remedy be not applied speedily." 
And again — " I have deemed it absolutely necessary to authorise 
the exaltation of Brethren to the Royal Arch four weeks after 
receiving the degree of Master Mason; instead of considering that 
to be the time of Emergency only as directed by the Supreme 
Grand Chapter of England." These extracts I consider peculiarly 
applicable to the present position of the Grand Chapter of Canada, 

Art. 17. — Add "This is not, however, to extend to serving 
Companions, who may be exalted free of fee or charge; provided 
that a Dispensation be obtained from the First Grand Principal 
or Grand Superintendent of the District in which the candidate 
resides." 

Art. 18. — After " Brethren exalted," insert " or Companions 
first joining from a foreign Chapter," &c., and add at the end " A 
memorandum shall be made on the margin of the certificate of 
the dates of taking the Degrees of Mark, Past, and Most Excellent 
Master." 

The foregoing comprise the alterations I felt it to be my 
duty to suggest, and I recommend those affecting " Subordinate 
Chapters — Art. 6 and 16 " — to your especial consideration. 



20 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

Before I conclude, I must request you to consider the peculiar 
nature of the present Convocation of Grand Chapter. The 
constitution provides that the Election, &c, of all officers shall be 
holden in the month of February, at which the place of holding the 
next Convocation during the annual communication of the Grand 
Lodge may determine, at such hours as the M. E. Z. may appoint 
the next regular Convocation to be held in July 1860," and before 
the close of the Convocation, on motion, it was unanimously 
resolved — " That the next regular Convocation of this Grand 
Chapter be held in the city of London, subject, nevertheless, to the 
action of the Grand Lodge of Canada selecting ihe same place for 
its annual communication in A.D., 1860." 

The Grand Lodge having decided to meet next July at Ottawa, 
there remains on my mind a doubl , as to whether the actual period 
for holding the Regular Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter 
and electing officers does not remain " in statu quo, 1 ' 1 and the 
present is therefore the constitutional time for carrying out the 
law, the place of meeting to be determined by me. It remains 
for Grand Chapter to solve this doubt, and proceed or not with 
the Elections, &c, according to the view taken of the law being 
in its normal condition or otherwise. 

Finally, my Companions, — I cannot take leave, without ten- 
dering my thanks to you for raising me to my present high and 
honorable position, and assuring you that, should it now be your 
pleasure to exercise your prerogative by the election of a successor 
to my important office, I shall not deem myself at liberty to relax 
my personal exertions for the benefit of the Grand Chapter and 
our Order in general. Indeed it may be a proper matter for you 
to consider whether it would uot be more advantageous for your 
First Grand Principal to be a Companion, whose residence is not 
so distant from you, as mine unfortunately is at present. 

I would like to meet and take counsel with you on other 
points than those already mentioned in this Address, and one I 
cannot avoid making strong allusion to. It is the increasing 
propensity, which all must have observed, of making Freemasonry 
subservient to individual private interests. 1 allude specially to 
what I can only designate — " travelling Pedlaring " — under the 
mantle of our Order. With Masonic Emblems ostentatiously put 
forward, men systematically roam about, hawking their wares 
and whose claims to membership are not always scanned as 
closely and severely as they should be. I call this growing evil 
a prostitution and a degradation of our Institution, and I trust 
that all Companions will unite m discountenancing it as much as 
possible. Relief to distress must never be refused, but I do not 
hesitate to declare that quite a number of those, who thus travel, 



THIKD ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON, 1860. 21 

are not in so great need, as many of the Companions and Brethren, 
who, from want of strict caution and due examination, they 
frequently impose upon. Exceptional instances there are of 
course, but these a little trouble will easily detect, and then a fair 
and honest purchase may save much misery. 

Once again I beg to express my regret that I am unable, at 
this time, to shake you all by the hand. My heart is with you, 
and I pray the G. A. O. T. U. to spare us all yet a little while, to 
bestow his choicest blessings on you and yours, to grant prosperity 
to the Grand Chapter of Canada, and to preserve our Order, 
throughout the earth, by cementing it and us, to use our own 
emphatic language, with every moral and social virtue. So mote 
it be. I finish with that good old salutation — Good by ! 

T. DOUGLAS HARINGTON, G. Z., 

Grand Chapter of Canada. 
Quebec, 1st February, 1860. 

CORRESPONDENCE. 

[No. 1.] 
(Copt.) Toronto, Canada, 1st Aug., 1859. 

My Lord and M. E. Comp.. — 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a communi- 
cation, dated the 16th June last, from the Grand Scribe E. of the 
Supreme Grand Chapter of England to the Grand Scribe E. of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada, informing him that the Address of the 
latter to the former Body, on the subject of its recognition, &c, 
had been referred to the Three Grand Principals of England ; who, 
" with every desire to preserve a friendly and fraternal intercourse 
with the Canadian Masons of every degree, could not consistently 
with their duty, entertain official relations with a Body, which 
holds as essential to admission into its pale, the possession of 
degrees, which are not recognized by the Grand Lodge, or the 
Grand Chapter of England." 

At an Especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Canada, 
this communication was laid before the Companions, and elicited 
from each and all an expression of unfeigned regret, arising not 
only from their anxiety to be in close communion with the Grand 
Chapter of England, but from disappointment; for they naturally 
concluded that as all difficulties connected with the Grand Lodges 
were happily arranged, the same satisfactory result would be 
easily matured as regarded the two Grand Chapters. The Com- 
panions, however, were impressed with the belief that the Grand 
Scribe's letter had been written under a misconception ; and for 
the purpose of arriving at a speedy and correct solution, they 



22 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

were pleased to authorise me, as their First Grand Principal, to 
communicate with your Lordship, and I do earnestly hope that 
success may attend my efforts, and that at the next meeting of 
the Grand Chapter of Canada I may be able to announce that there 
is not one single difficulty existing between the English and 
Canadian Craft of every Degree. I am personally encouraged to 
address your Lordship by my knowledge of your individual 
exertions to establish complete harmony. 

To begin, then. The Grand Chapter of Canada cannot com- 
prehend how the introduction ol certain intermediate Degrees 
(absolutely necessary on this side of the Atlantic, and without 
the possession of which no R. A. Mason can enter a Chapter in 
the United States of America, where our Masonic intercourse is 
continuous) can cause the Grand Principals of England to decline 
recognition and the establishment of regular official relations 
between the two Bodies, inasmuch as England does not repudiate 
Ireland and Scotland, who sanction and work very nearly the 
same intermediate Degrees that the Grand Chapter of Canada 
authorises. 

The Laws of the Grand Chapter of Ireland declare that — " the 
Degree of Mark Master Mason shall be practised under the juris- 
diction and protection of the Grand R. A. Chapter, and by such 
Lodges only as have R. A. Warrants," — and what are called the 
Exct. and Supreme Exct. Degrees form a portion of the R. A. 
Ceremony. 

The Laws of the Grand Chapter of Scotland are more 
peremptory still, for they declare that — "no one shall be exalted 
to the R. A. Degree until he has received the Degrees of Mark 
Master and Past Master; (both of these being Chair Master's 
Degrees) as also the Exct. Master's Degree, (containing in it the 
three points commonly called in Scotland, the Exct., Super. Exct. 
and the R. A.") Scotland also empowers all Chapters — " to grant 
the Degrees of Mark, Past, Exct. and R. A., — as also the Royal 
Ark Mariner and the Babylonish Pass, which last is commonly 
but erroneously called the Red Cross, and is composed of three 
points — Knight of the Sword* Knight of the East, and Knight of 
the East and West." 

The Chapters of the United States oblige all Companions 
(English or otherwise) to take the three intermediate Degrees, 
before permitting them even to be present at the R. A. Degree. 
This is called " healing.'''' I am not able to say whether the Grand 
Chapter of England holds official intercourse with any of the Grand 
Chapters of the United States. 

Taking these well known facts into its consideration, the Grand 
Chapter of Canada came to the natural conclusion that the Grand 






THIRD ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON, 1860. 23 

Principals of England, when they directed the Grand Scribe E. to 
write the words — " as essential to admission into its pafe," — must 
have been under the impression that before a R. A. Mason hailing 
under England could enter a Canadian Chapter, the possession of 
the intermediate Degrees was imperative. 

My Lord, — If this impression prevails, 1 assure you it is 
founded in error. English R. A. Masons can enter our Chapters 
as freely, and will be received as cordially, as though no such 
intermediate Degrees never had existence. Should they apply 
for Membership, they would (when accepted) become amenable to 
our Constitution, and the conferring of the intermediate Degrees 
would follow as a matter of course ; but their standing as R. A. 
Masons would not be affected one iota thereby. 

I do hope I make my meaning plain, — that your Lordship and 
the other Grand Principals, and, through you, the Supreme Grand 
Chapter of England, will be satisfied, and that the natural yearning 
of the Grand Chapter of Canada for your recognition will meet 
with speedy and complete gratification. 

1 send to you, M. E. Companion, the printed proceedings of 
the Grand Chapter of Canada, which will afford you more infor- 
mation than can be comprised in the compass of a letter, and I 
would request your special reference to portions thereof at pages 
5, 13 and 16, and to our Constitution printed at length with the 
proceedings. At page 52 your Lordship will find our recognition 
by the Grand Chapter of Ireland, and the Grand Chapter of 
Scotland has recently addressed a most gratifying communication 
to us, a copy of which I transmit. 

In conclusion, I cannot help repeating that I do most earnestly 
hope and trust, that the objection entertained by the Grand 
Principals of the Grand Chapter of England will now cease to 
exist; that our proffered right hand of fellowship, M. E. Companion, 
will at once and for ever be cordially grasped, as it is heartily 
extended ; and that the hearts of the Canadian Companions (my 
own included) will speedily be gladdened by the receipt from old 
England of a satisfactory communication to that effect in reply to 
this one. 

With sentiments of sincere esteem for your Lordship 
personally, believe me ever to remain, my Lord and M. E. Comp., 

Yours most respectfully and fraternally, 

T. DOUGLAS HARINGTON, G. Z., 

Grand Chapter of Canada. 
The Right Honble. 

The Earl of Zetland, 

M. E., 1st Grand Principal, 

Supreme Grand Chapter of England. 



24 GKAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

[No. 2.] 
(Copy.) Freemasons' Hall, London, W. C, 

7th October, 1859. 
Most Excellent Companion, — 

Referring to your communication addressed to the Most 
Excellent the First Grand Principal, the Earl of Zetland, 
relative to the recognition of the Grand Chapter of Canada by. 
the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, I am commanded by 
his Lordship to state, that in a matter of so much importance 
it is essential that the most careful consideration should be 
given to the case in all its bearings ; that at this season of the 
year his Lordship and the other Grand Principals are away 
from London, and that one of them is not at this present time 
in England ; and that it is probable they may deem it expedient 
to refer the matter back to the Grand Chapter before any 
definite reply is given to your letter. 

In the meantime I am directed to require the favor of your 
affording some precise information as to the position and privi- 
leges of Royal Arch Masons under our Constitution who may 
visit Chapters holding under the Grand Chapter of Canada, and 
regarding which some uncertainty exists in this country. I am 
more especially to ascertain whether an Installed Principal 
under our Constitution is permitted to enter any one of your 
Chapters, to be present at the opening, and to remain and witness 
the whole of your ceremonies from the opening to the closing of 
the Chapter ; or whether, when an exaltation is about to take place, 
he is not called upon to retire on the ground that Degrees, essential 
to Royal Arch Masonry as practised in Canada but unknown to 
him, are to be conferred ; and whether he is not kept out of the 
Chapter until the termination of such intermediate ceremonies, 
and only re-admitted to witness the closing of the Chapter. 

I have to state in conclusion that, inasmuch as the Grand 
Lodge of Canada has been fully recognized by the Grand Lodge 
of England, it is the earnest desire of all parties in this country to 
maintain the most friendly intercourse with Masons of all grades 
in Canada ; but it is felt desirable that the fullest information 
should be obtained as to the position of Royal Arch Masons under 
the English Constitution before any decisive step is taken to 
establish official relations with the Grand Chapter of Canada. 

Trusting, therefore, to your courtesy to convey the desired 
information, i have the honor to be, 

Most Excellent Companion, 

Your obedient servant and Brother, 

WM. GRAY CLARKE, G.S.E. 
T. Douglas Harington, Esq., Z. 

Grand Chapter of Canada^ Toronto. 



THIRD ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON, 1860. 25 

[No. 3.] 

(Copy.) Quebec, Canada, 20th Dec, 1859. 

Dear Sir and E. Companion, — 

I have to acknowledge your communication of the 7th of 
October last, and must apologize for not replying to it sooner ; 
but as you state that the question relative to the complete 
recognition of the Grand Chapter of Canada will probably be 
referred back to the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, before 
a definite decision is arrived at, which I am aware cannot be done 
before February next, I was desirous of consulting the Grand 
Scribe E, who was in possession of the previous correspondence, 
and for this I had plenty of time before me. Circumstances, 
however, connected with the removal of the Government from 
Toronto to this city and my own health, which required looking 
after, prevented my seeing the Grand Scribe, Companion T. B. 
Harris, at Hamilton, until a fortnight since. Both he and I felt 
rather at a loss what further information I could furnish, inasmuch 
as in my former letter to the M. E., the First Grand Principal 
of England, I distinctly assured him that English Royal Arch 
Masons could enter and remain in our Chapters as freely as 
though certain intermediate Degrees, (deemed expedient here) had 
never existed. 

Will you now be so good as to explain to the M. E., the 
First Grand Principal, the Earl of Zetland, that those intermediate 
Degrees, (viz : Mark Master, Past Master and Most Excellent 
Master) although under the control of, are not conferred in Chapter 
at all. They are preliminary and are worked at separate times, 
each Degree having its distinct opening and closing as a Lodge, 
The Royal Arch Chapter (par excellence) is opened as in England. 
Candidates for Exaltation give evidence of their knowledge of the 
three intermediate Degrees, but not Companion Visitors. It is 
only necessary for these last 'to prove themselves Royal Arch 
Masons. Therefore any English Royal Arch Mason, whether an 
installed Principal or not, can enter any one of our Chapters as 
freely as his own, be present at the opening and remain and witness 
the whole ceremony of Exaltation, and assist at the closing of the 
Chapter. He need not retire therefrom for one moment, unless 
by his own desire made know T n in the usual manner. You may 
rely on the correctness of this, and I do earnestly hope that what 
1 have now written will remove all uncertainty and difficulty. 

I can think of nothing further, except to assure you of the 
anxiety of the Grand Chapter of Canada and myself, as its temporary 
Head, for the establishment of the most lasting and sincere 
cordiality between the two Bodies. 

4 



26 GEAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

I hope I shall hear from you very soon, and would request you 
to address me here. Your last letter went to Toronto in the first 
instance. Wishing you the old English compliments of the season 
— a merry Xmas and happy New Year, believe me, dear Sir, and 
Ex. Companion, 

Yours very fraternally, 

T. DOUGAS HARINGTON, G. Z. 

Grand Chapter of Canada. 
Excellent Companion, 

Wm. Gray Clarke, Esq., 
Grand Scribe £!., <#c, c#c, &c. 



The M. E. Z. appointed the following Companions a special 
committee, to take into consideration the various subjects contained 
in the Address and Report thereon to Grand Chapter at an 
early hour, viz : R. E. Companion J. C. Franck, E. Companions 
W. H. Pardey, and E. Heathfield, 

The following report from the Grand Superintendent for the 
Toronto District was read : — 

REPORT : 

To the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

In compliance with the requirements of Grand Chapter I beg 
to submit a report of my proceedings since my appointment to the 
office of Superintendent of the Toronto District. 

Having only two Chapters, viz., the St. Andrew's and King 
Solomon's R. A. Chapters, under my charge, and both of these 
meeting in the city of Toronto, the duties of my office have been 
necessarily light, indeed confined entirely to occasional visits, 
during which it has given me much pleasure and gratification to 
witness the excellence of the work, it being strictly in accordance 
with the ritual adopted by Grand Chapter — thej 7 are also in a very 
prosperous condition, and have recently made large additions to 
their numbers. It gives me great pleasure to report both these 
Chapters in a highly efficient state. 

Whilst, however, the Chapters in this District, under the 
Grand Chapter, are in this flourishing and satisfactory condition, 
it is my duty to report that the unity of the order is to some 
extent broken by the existence of St. John's R. A. Chapter, 






THIED ANNUAL CONVOCATION — HAMILTON. 1860. 27 

hailing from the Grand Chapter of Scotland — this Chapter is also 
in a very prosperous condition, and it is much to be regretted 
that all attempts that have been made to induce the Companions 
composing this Chapter to affiliate with your Grand Body have 
proved unsuccessful — their plea for not doing so is that the Grand 
Chapter of Scotland gives them power to confer several degrees 
not known to this Grand Chapter, and further, that it does not 
require fees of any kind from them. I refer to these matters as 
not unimportant, and in the hope that Grand Chapter will take 
the subject into its serious consideration. 

One other matter requiring, in my opinion, the immediate 
action of this Grand Body, arises from an intimation made to me 
by a Companion correctly informed on the subject, that an appli- 
cation is about to be made by certain Companions exalted in the 
St. John's Chapter of Toronto, to the Grand Chapter of Scotland, 
for a warrant to hold a Chapter in the town of Whitby ; whether 
this application will or will not be successful, I am unable to say, 
as I am not aware of the relations subsisting between the Grand 
Chapter of Scotland and this Grand Chapter, but I presume that 
should such an attempt prove successful this Grand Body could 
not recognize any such organization, for whilst the Canadian 
Chapters are prepared to recognize all Chapters in existence and 
hailing from either of the Grand Chapters of England, Ireland 
and Scotland, at the time of the formation of this Grand Chapter, 
yet the interests of the craft imperatively demand that no new 
Chapters shall in future be recognized, unless emanating from and 
under the authority of the Grand Chapter of Canada. 

All of which I have the honor to submit, 

FRANCIS RICHARDSON, 
Grand Superintendent, Toronto District. 
Toronto, Feb. 7, 1860. 

The report was received and ordered to be printed with the 
proceedings. 

Report of the Grand Superintendent for the Central District : 

REPORT : 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Council, Officers and Com- 
panions of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada. 

M. E. Council, Officers and Companions, — 

I have the honor to submit the following annual Report, as 
required by the Constitution of this Grand Chapter. When at 



28 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

the last annual Convocation I was honored with the appointment 
of Grand Superintendent for the Central District, I had only two 
Chapters in the District, namely, " The Ancient Frontenac " 
Chapter of Kingston and the " Moira" Chapter of Belleville, both 
working in accordance with the established ritual of England. 

The first named being the oldest Chapter in the Province, 
requires no commendation at my hands, it ranks amongst its 
members a great number of the old veterans of the Craft, and 
that distinguished Mason the R. E. the second Grand Principal, 
Companion S. D. Fowler, I need hardly add that their work 
deserves the highest wages, the approbation of the Craft. 

The latter, although established but a few years, bids fair to 
become a model Chapter under this jurisdiction, the skill of the 
Officers, and the laudable enthusiasm of the Companions, is bound 
to accord to their Chapter a high position in the Craft. No 
Chapter has as yet been established nearer east than Kingston, 
or west than Toronto, and no doubt exists that the number of 
members, already large, must be greatly increased every year. 

During the past year an old Irish Warrant, attached to the Duke 
of Leinster Lodge No. 283, in the city of Kingston, was revived by 
a Dispensation of affiliation under the name of "Cataraqui Chapter," 
1 recommended their/application to the M. E. the First Grand Prin- 
cipal only after personal and anxious examination concerning the 
requirements of the Craft in that city, aud in asking at your hands 
a Warrant ol Confirmation I may safely promise that the granting 
thereof will be followed by the most salutary results to the order 
in that city. A new Chapter was also opened during the month 
of January, called the " Carlton Chapter," at the city of Ottawa, 
for which I now beg to apply for a warrant of Constitution, I need 
only mention the names of the First Principal of this Chapter, 
namely, Excellent Companion, Col. W. J. B. McLeod Moore, to 
enlist the unanimous vote of the members of this Grand Chapter. 
To my great regret I was unable to attend the opening of this 
Chapter, the Companions however were much better served by 
the attendance of the R. E., the second Grand Principal, and other 
distinguished members of the Ancient Frontenac Chapter of King- 
ston. 

All the other Chapters I have visited during the year with 
much pleasure to myself, and here express the most sincere 
gratitude to the Companions for the kind reception they have at all 
times accorded me. 

The means of promulgating the ritual adopted by this Grand 
Chapter at its last annual Convocation, will, I doubt not, engage 
your attention during the present Session, as the general want 



THIKD ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON, 1860. 29 

of knowledge of the work so established is at present most 
severely felt. 

I cannot close this report without mentioning the attention 
which all my communications have received at the office of the 
Grand Scribe E., and which attention has not only much encour- 
aged but greatly assisted me in my humble efforts for the benefit 
of Royal Arch Masonry in the Central District. 

All of which is most respectfully submitted, 

J. C. FRANCK, 
Grand Superintendent of Royal Arch Masons, 
Central District. 
Royal Arch Chapter, ) 
Hamilton, February 8th, 1860. j 

The report was received and ordered to be printed with the 
proceedings. 

It was moved by R. E. Companion J. C. Franck, seconded 
R. E. Companion Thos. B. Harris, and unanimously adopted, — 

That Warrants of affiliation be issued with the least possible 
delay, to the Cataraqui Chapter, Kingston, and the Independent 
Chapter, Quebec, on the same terms as the previously affiliating 
Chapters. 

It was moved by R. E. Companion J. C. Franck, seconded 
by R. E. Companion Thos. B. Harris, and 

Resolved, — That Warrants of Constitution be granted to the 
undermentioned Chapters under Dispensation, viz : — 

Wilson Chapter — Windsor, 
Wawanosh Chapter — Sarnia, 
Carlton Chapter — Ottawa. 

A memorial from a nunvber of Companions, praying for a 
Warrant of Constitution to open a new Chapter in the town of St. 
Johns, to be named the " Dorchester" Chapter, and also 

A memorial from a number of Companions, praying for a 
Warrant of Constitution to open a new Chapter in the town of 
Woodstock, to be named the " Oxford " Chapter, was read and 
submitted to the Grand Chapter. 

It was on motion 

Resolved, — That the prayer of the petitioners be granted, and 
the Grand Scribe E. be empowered to prepare the Warrants with 
the least possible delay. 



30 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

The M. E. Z. announced that the Election of Grand officers 
would be the first business in order for the afternoon session. 

The Grand Chapter was called from labor to refreshment, to 
meet at 2 o'clock, P. M. 



The Grand Chapter resumed its sittings at 2.30 o'clock, P.M. 

The Grand Principals on the Throne. 
Grand officers and Representatives. 

The M. E. Z. appointed the following Companions as scrui- 
neers, viz: R. E. Companion Kivas Tully, R. E. Companion 
S. B. Harman, and E. Companion W. R. Harris. 

The election of officers for the ensuing Masonic term was 
proceeded with, and the following Companions were declared 
duly elected : — 

M. E. Companion T. Douglas Harington, re-elected Grand Z. 
Samuel B. Harman, " H. 

Alfred A. Campbell, " J. 

Thos. Bird Harris, re-elected G. Scribe E. 
Edwin Heathfield, " " N. 

W. J. Spicer, Grand Principal Sojourner. 
James A. Henderson, Grand Treasurer. 
Thos. J. Angel, Grand Registrar. 

Grand Superintendents, by the Chapters of their respective 
Districts : — 

M. E. Companion Thompson Wilson, London District. 

R. " " Thomas Duggan, Hamilton " 

" Francis Richardson, Toronto " 
" Jno. C. Franck, Central " 

It was moved by R. E. Companion J. C. Franck, seconded 
by R. E. Companion Thomas Duggan, and unanimously adopted, 

That the Grand Scribe E. be allowed a salary of $300, for 
his efficient services during the past year. 



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THIED ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON, 1860. 31 

The M. E. Z. appointed R. E. Companion E. Heathfield, 
Thomas Duggan, and G. W. Whitehead, a committee to audit 
the Books and Accounts of the G. S. E. 

The Grand Chapter was called from labor to refreshment, to 
meet at 10 o'clock, A. M., to-morrow. 



Thursday, February 9, 1860. 

The Grand Chapter resumed its sittings at 1 1 o'clock, A. M. 
M. E. Companion Thompson Wilson, as Grand Z. 
R. E. „ Thomas Duggan, as „ H. 

M. E. „ Wm. Mercer Wilson, as „ J. 

On the Throne. 

Officers and Representatives. 

The Special Committee appointed to consider the subjects in the 
M. E. Z's address, submitted the following 

REPORT 

To the M. E. Grand Principals, Officers and Membres of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

Your Special Committee to whom was referred the address 
of the M. E. Z., most respectfully beg leave to report — 

That they join in the regret expressed by the M. E. Grand 
First Principal, at his inability to be present at this Convocation 
of Grand Chapter, and they doubt not that only the importance of 
private avocations could have occasioned his absence. 

Your Committee are much pleased to observe the prosperous 
condition of the Royal Craft in this province, and fully concur in 
the recommendation that Warrants should be granted to the four 
Chapters under dispensation. 

It affords your Committee much pleasure and satisfaction to 
learn the recognition of this Grand Chapter by the Supreme 
Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland, as also that the objections 
to a cordial recognition which were at first advanced by the 
Supreme Grand Chapter of England have been most satisfactorily 



32 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

explained in the correspondence of our M. E. Z., and that its 
recognition may be confidently anticipated before many weeks are 
passed. 

Your Committee observe with evident satisfaction that the 
M. E. Z. has embraced a review of the proceedings of twenty two 
of our sister Grand Chapters of the United States, who have 
fraternally exchanged sentiments with us, during the past year - % 
the labor attached thereto has doubtless been a severe tax upon 
his valuable time, for which the thanks of this Grand Chapter are 
most especially due. 

With reference to those Grand Chapters which have as yet 
delayed a recognition, your Committee have no desire to express 
other than the most fraternal and friendly feelings, nothing 
doubting but that when all the circumstances of our position have 
been fully and fairly considered, a warm and hearty recongition 
will be promptly accorded. 

Your Committee fully approve of the sentiments annunciated 
by the M. E. Z., on the subject of the formation of new Chapters 
in Canada. This Grand Chapter cannot possibly give countenance 
to other Chapters than those organized by and under its own 
sanction, all others are, and must be, looked upon as irregular, 
consequently no communication can be held with such, and your 
Committee feel fully persuaded that after the cordial manner in 
which the Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland has recognized the 
authority of this Grand Chapter, it would never be instrumental 
in fostering or encouraging a feeling that would be the means of 
spreading dissention and discord in our midst. 

Your Committee are of opinion that the notice of motion 
given by R. E. Companion J. C. Franck, at the last annual 
convocation, with reference to the future assembling of this Grand 
Body, in no manner affects this convocation, and for the present 
its adoption is considered to be prejudicial to the best interests of 
this Grand Chapter. 

It is a well known fact that our order has of late been made to 
serve the base ends of designing knaves who have thrust them- 
selves upon the unwary with, the most insinuating manners, 
bedaubed with symbols they could lay no just claim to wear, 
thereby hoping to advance their worldly interest, prostituting the 
institution to base and unworthy purposes, and your Committee 
fully support the recommendation of the M. E. Z., that all true 
and zealous masons should exert every means in their power to 
discountenance such an unwarrantable imposition on the order. 

All of which is submitted, 

J. C. ERANCK, Chairman. 



THIRD ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON, 1860. 33 

It was moved by M. E. Companion Wm. Mercer Wilson, 
seconded by R. E. Companion Thomas Duggan, 

That the report from the Special Committee on the matters 
contained in the M. E. Z.'s address be received and adopted. 

The Grand Scribe E., submitted the following statement of 
monies received during the past year : 



Thomas B. Harris, Grand S. E., in account current with the Grand 
Chapter. 



Dr. 



1859. 
Feb'y, 
Mar. 4 

Ju'e 18 
Julv 2 
Oct. 4 
1860. 
Jan. 

" 30 
Feb. 4 



To Cash on hand 

" Wilson Chapter, Windsor, per Dispensation 

" " Dis. per Exaltation 

Quebec, per Dues in advance. . 



Independent " 
Frontenac " 
Kilwinning " 

Wawanosh " 
St. George's " 
Dorchester " 



Kingston 
London 

Sarnia 
London 
St. Johns 



Certificate. 
Warrant 



Balance due G. S. E. carried forward 



Dispensation 

Dues and 2 Certifi'e 
Dispensation 



$ 
17 
40 

5 
20 

3 
10 

40 

6 

40 

44 



$226 



cts. 
52 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 

00 
00 

58 
10 



Cr. 



1859. 


By Cash paid for postages, <fec, to the 7th February, 
I860 


$ 

11 
2 

2 
8 

1 

200 


cts. 
90 


July, 
c 


" " Kneeshaw & Co.'s account 


45 


" " For Letter Copy Book 


75 


<< 


" " Janitor, for his attendance at Kingston .... 
" " For letter file 


00 
00 




11 " Vote of Grand Chapter to the G. S. E. for 
services •• 

$ 

" Balance due G. S. E $ 


00 




226 


10 




44 


58 



The auditors beg leave to report that they have examined the 
Books and Accounts of the Grand Scribe E., and find them 
correct. 

(Signed) EDWIN HEATHFIELD, 

THOMAS DUGGAN, 
G. W. WHITEHEAD. 
5 



34 GKAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

On motion of M. E. Comp. W. M. Wilson, seconded by R. 
E. Comp. W. Bellhouse, the auditors' report was received and 
adopted. 

A letter from the Golden Rule Chapter, Stanstead, having been 
read, it was submitted to the consideration of Grand Chapter, and the 
Grand Scribe E. was instructed to communicate with the First 
Principal of the Chapter on the subject of its contents. 

The preparation of the Certificates and Warrants was referred 
back to the Committee, with instructions to complete them at the 
earliest possible date. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. Thos. B. Harris, seconded by 
M. E. Comp. Wilson, and unanimously adopted, — 

That the next Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter be 
held at the town of Belleville. 

It was on motion resolved, — 

That copies of the proceedings of this Grand Convocation be 
printed and circulated in the usual manner. 

The Grand Scribe E. was directed to pay the Spectator's 
printing account as submitted, amounting to $78.50. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. Heathfield, seconded by R. E. 
Comp. T. Duggan, and adopted, — 

That Comp. James Geetf, Janitor of the Moira Chapter, 
No. 7, Belleville, be elected Grand Janitor. 

R. E. Comp. Thos. B. Harris gave the following notice of 
motion as an amendment to the Constitution, — 

That at the next Annual Convocation, he would move that the 
Grand Janitor be elected from the Chapter in the place where it 
is decided to hold the Grand Annual Convocation. 






THIRD ANNUAL CONVOCATION HAMILTON, 1860. 35 



The M. E. Z. has been pleased to make the following appoint- 
ments to office for the ensuing Masonic year : — 
V. E. Comp. Wm. II. Pardey, Grand 1st Assist. Sojourner. 



2nd " " 

Sword Bearer. 
Standard Bearer. 
Director of Ceremonies. 
Organist. 
Pursuivant. 



" Wm. H. Ponton, 

" R.Pope 

" Jeremiah Taylor, 

" Wm. R. Harris, 

" H. J. Martin . . . 

" George Masson . . 

" E. J. Barker.... 

" Daniel Spry 

" Thos. Mackie .. 

" Thos. Hookey . . 

The elected Grand Officers present were duly installed and 
proclaimed. 

The business of the Grand Chapter being finished, it was closed 
in ample form. 



Stewards. 




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[attest.] 




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36 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 



PROCEEDINGS 

At an Especial Convocation, of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada, held at the Masonic Hall, in the City of 
Ottawa, on Friday, the 13th day of July, A. L. 5860, A. D. 
I860,— 

PRESENT : 

M. E. Comp. T. Douglas Harington, G. Z. 
R. " " Samuel B. Harman, G. H. 

" " " Samuel D. Fowler, as G. J. 

on the Throne. 
R. E. Comp. Thos. Bird Harris, Grand Scribe, E. 

" " " W. B. Simpson, as " " N. 

" " " George Masson, as " P. Sojourner. 

" " " James A. Henderson, " Treasurer. 

" " " Thos. J. Angel, " Registrar. 

V. " " J.J. Barrows, as " 1st Assist. Soj. 

" " " James Seymour, as " 2nd Assist. " 

" " " J. Salmon, as " Pursuivant. 

" J. Sweetman, as " Janitor. 

VISITING. 

Comp. Cyril Pearl, State of Maine. 
E. " A. De Grassie, Z. St. John's, Chapter, S. R. 

A Constitutional number of Chapters being represented, 
the Grand Chapter was opened in ample form. 

The Grand Scribe E. reported the following Representatives 
from duly warranted Chapters present, whom he recommended to 
be admitted and to take part in the proceedings of Grand Chapter : 

No. 1. ANCIENT FRONTENAC CHAPTER, KINGSTON. 

R. E. Comp. James A. Henderson, P. Z. 
" " « Samuel D. Fowler, P. Z. 
" " Geo. F. La Serre, P. Z. 

" " " W.B.Simpson, P. G. Supt. 



ESPECIAL CONVOCATION OTTAWA, 1860. 37 

NO. 2. THE HIRAM CHAPTER, HAMILTON. 

R. E. Comp. Thos. B. Harris, P. Z. Rep. 

" " George W. Whitehead. 

No. 4. st. Andrew's chapter, Toronto. 

R. E. Comp. S. B. Harman, Z, 

" Christopher Burrell. 

No. 5. st. george's chapter, London. 

M. E. Comp. Thompson Wilson, Z. 

No. 6. st. john's chapter, Hamilton. 

M. E. Comp. T. D. Harington, G. Z. 
R. E. " Thos. B. Harris, P. Z. and Rep. 
" James Seymour. 

No. 12. cataraqui chapter, Kingston. 

R. E. Comp. Thos. J. Angel, Z. 

No. 15. WAWANOSH CHAPTER, SARNIA. 

V. E. Comp. George Masson, H. 

No. 16. CARLETON CHAPTER, OTTAWA. 

E. Comp. W. J. B. McLeod Moore, Z. 

The Report from the Grand Scribe E., on Credentials, was 
received and adopted. 

The M. E. Z. granted permission for all visiting Companions 
in good standing to be admitted. 

The M. E. Z. informed the Grand Chapter that he had 
directed the Grand Scribe E. to issue the notice convening this 
Especial Convocation of Grand Chapter for the purpose of 
considering the amendments to the Constitution, as submitted in 
his address, at the last Annual Convocation, printed copies of such 
proposed alterations having been transmitted to the various 
Chapters, 



38 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

The amendments to the Constitution were considered seriatim 
and the following were declared adopted : — 

THE GRAND CHAPTER. 

Art. V. — Add at end : " The Grand Principals, Z. H. and J., 
must be First or Past First Principals, and the other elective 
officers (except the Janitor) Principals or Past Principals of a 
Chapter." 

Art. XI. — Add at end : "In all cases where summonses are 
issued, whether by Grand or Private Chapter, at least seven clear 
days' notice shall be given." 

OF GRAND OFFICERS. 

Art. I. — Instead of " and with the elective Grand Officers to 
be" &c, read " who with the elective Grand Officers are to be,"&c. 

OF GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS OF DISTRICTS. 

Art. I. — Omit the words, " seven in number? 

Art. V. — For " to be recommended," read ' ; must be," &c. 

OF GRAND SCRIBES E. & N. 

Art. I. — Omit twice the word " First? 

OF PRINCIPAL SOJOURNER, &C. 

Art. II. — Omit on two last lines the word " First? 

GOVERNMENT OF SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS. 

Art. I. — For the words at end, " or grant," &c, read " and 
grant," &c. 

OF SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS. 

Art. I. — For " three Sojourners, two Scribes" &c, read " two 
Scribes, three Sojourners," &c. 

Art. IV. — For, " by the First Grand Principal" &c, read " by 
one of the Grand Principals, or Grand Superintendents of Districts, 
or by some present or past First Principal of a Chapter," omitting 
the words, " delegated for that purpose, &c." 

Art.VI. — To read as follows after the word "Chair :" " unless 
he be an Installed Master or Past Master of a regular Lodge, nor 
until he has served in the second Principal's chair for twelve 
months ; nor for the second, until he has served in the third 



ESPECIAL CONVOCATION OTTAWA, 1860. 39 

Principal's chair for twelve months, except by special dispensation 
from the first Grand Principal ;" omitting the rest u as relating 
to the Scribes and principal Sojourner." 

Art. VIII. — At the end, for " as a First or Past Principal," read 
" as a Principal or Past Principal," &c. 

Art.XII. — For "and discharge," read "who shall discharge," &c. 

Art. XIV. — Add at end : " Every Mark Master must select his 
mark within six months from the date of his taking the degree, 
and a description of it shall be returned by his Chapter for record 
by the Grand Scribe E." 

Art, XVI. — For" twelve" read " three" and add at end, " except 
by dispensation from the first Grand Principal, which shall not, 
however, be for a shorter period than four weeks." 

Art. XVII. — Add at end : " This is not, however, to extend to 
serving Companions, who may be exalted free of charge, provided 
that a dispensation be obtained from the first Grand Principal or 
Grand Superintendent of the District in which the candidate 
resides." 

Art. XVIII. — After the word "exalted" insert'" and Companions 
first joining from a Foreign Chapter," &c. 

It was moved by R. E. Corap. S. B. Harman, seconded by 
R. E. Comp. Thos. B. Harris, and unanimously adopted. 

That the proposed alterations to the Constitution as submitted 
for the consideration and action of the various Subordinate 
Chapters, by the M. E. Z. at the last annual Convocation, and as 
now amended, be confirmed. 

The labors of Grand Chapter being ended, it was closed in 
ample form, with solemn prayer. 




6.S.0. 



APPENDIX. 41 



APPENDIX. 

Since the Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter, the 
following letter has been received at Quebec by the M. E. Z., 
from the Grand Scribe E., of the Grand Chapter of England, by 
which it will be seen that the assumed difficulties, to a full and 
fraternal recognition, have been amply explained, and that now the 
most harmonious feelings exist between the two Grand Chapters : 

" Freemasons' Hall, London, W. C. 
" February 10, 1860. 
" Most Excellent Companion, 

" I have the honor to inform you that your letter of the 20th 
December last, received the 10th ultimo, has been duly submitted 
to the consideration of the three Grand Principals of the Supreme 
Grand Chapter of England. 

t; They are gratified to find that no obstacle now interposes to 
prevent official relations being established between the Supreme 
Grand Chapter of England, and the Grand Chapter of Canada, and 
relying on your assurance that Royal Arch Masons under the 
Constitution of the Grand Chapter of England, w r hether installed 
Principles or not, can enter any of the Chapters under the 
jurisdiction of the Grand Chapter of Canada, be present at the 
opening, and remain and witness the whole ceremony of exaltation, 
and assist at the closing, and that they need not retire for one 
moment, unless at their own desire, although they are not in 
possession of those intermediate degrees of Mark, Past Master 
and Most Excellent,which are deemed essential to be taken by all 
candidates for exaltation in Canada, previous to admission to the 
degree of the Holy Royal Arch. I am instructed to state that in 
the name and on behalf of the Supreme Grand Chapter of 
England, they — the Grand Principals — fully recognize the Grand 
Chapter of Canada, reserving, however, to all Chapters now in 
Canada, who are still holding charters under the Grand Chapter of 
England, as also to all English Royal Arch Masons, all their 
rights, titles and privileges, as fully and freely as though the 
Grand Chapter of Canada had not been formed. 
" 1 have the honor to be, 

" Most Excellent Companion, 
" Your Faithful Servant and Brother, 
" WM. GRAY CLARKE, 
" T. Douglas Harington, Esq., « G.S.F." 

" Grand Z. Grand Chapter of Canada, 
" Quebec." 

6 



42 APPENDIX. 



CONSTITUTION AND GENERAL REGULATIONS 

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ORDER OF 






AMENDED BY THE GRAND CHAPTER, JULY A.I. 2390.— A. D. 1860. 

[In all cases which are not specially provided by the following 
Laws and Regulations, the Order of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada shall be considered as bound by the 
Constitutions of Free and Accepted Masons, and its 
proceedings shall be regulated thereby, as nearly as 
circumstances will permit.] 

THE GRAND CHAPTER. 

I. The members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada rank in the following order : — 

The Grand Z. 
Past " 
The " H. 
Past " 
The " J. 
Past " 

Grand Superintendents of Districts. 
Past 

Grand Scribe, E. 
N. 
Past Grand Scribes, E. and N. 
Grand Principal Sojourner. 
Past 

Grand Treasurer. 
Past 



APPKNIHX. 43 

Grand Registrar. 

Past 

Grand First Assistant Sojourner. 

Past 

Grand Second " 

Past 

Grand Sword Bearer. 

Past 

Grand Standard Bearer. 

Past 

Grand Director of Ceremonies. 

Past 

Grand Organist. 

Past 

Associate Members. 

The Three Principals of every subordinate Chapter. 

Past Z., H., and J. of every subordinate Chapter. 

Grand Pursuivant. 

Past 

Grand Janitor. 

II. The Officers of the Grand Chapter shall be respectively 
elected or appointed, as hereinafter provided, and hold their 
offices for one year, or until their successors shall have been 
regularly elected or appointed, and installed. 

The election and appointment of all officers shall take 
place at the Annual Convocation, when all officers of the 
Grand Chapter shall be duly installed and invested in ancient 
form. 

III. The following Officers shall be elected, viz. : 
By ballot of the Grand Chapter, — 

The Most Excellent Grand Z, 
" Right Excellent, Grand H. 

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Scribes, E. and N. 


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Principal Sojourner. 


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Treasurer. 


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Registrar. 



44 APPENDIX. 

By an open vote of the Grand Chapter, — 
The Grand Janitor. 

By the Representatives of the Chapters of their respective 
Districts present at the Annual Convocation, subject to 
the confirmation of the Grand Z. — 
The Right Excellent the Grand Superintendents of 

Districts. 

IV. The following officers shall be appointed by the 
Grand Z. 

The V. E. Grand First Assistant Sojourner. 

" Second Assistant Sojourner. 

" Sword Bearer. 

" Standard Bearer. 

" Director of Ceremonies. 

" Organist. 

" Pursuivant. 

Four " " Stewards. 

V. The elective officers, except the Janitor, to be chosen 
by ballot, shall require a majority of all the votes present. 
The Grand Principals Z. H. and J. must be First or Past 
First Principals and the other Officers, except the Janitor, 
Principals, or Past Principals of a Chapter. 

VI. Should neither of the Representative Officers, or 
Past Z. of a Chapter, attend any Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter, such Chapter, by a vote properly certified by the 
First Principal and Scribe, E., under seal, may delegate any 
Companion entitled to a seat in the Grand Chapter to 
represent their Chapter, but no Companion can represent 
more than three Chapters. 

VII. The Grand Master, Past Grand Masters, Past 
Deputy Grand Master, and the Grand Wardens for the time 
being, provided they are companions of the Order, on account 
of their rank in the Craft, shall be Associate Members of 
the Grand Chapter. 

VIII. Every Companion, elected or appointed to office 
in the Grand Chapter, shall, during his period of office, be a 
subscribing Member of some regular subordinate Chapter ; 



APPENDIX. 45 

and any Past Grand Officer or member, (who shall for 
twelve months continuously cease to be a subscribing 
Member of some subordinate Chapter) shall be disqualified 
from attending the Grand Chapter — such disqualification to 
continue until he shall have again become and continue to be 
a subscribing Member of some regular subordinate Chapter. 

IX. Should a vacancy occur in any office of the Grand 
Chapter, the Grand Z. shall nominate a qualified Companion 
to supply the place, pro tempore. 

X. The Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter shall 
be held on the third Wednesday in February, at which the 
place of holding the next Convocation shall be decided. 

XI. The Grand Z. may convene Grand Chapters of 
Emergency when necessary. The reason for convening a 
Chapter of Emergency shall be expressed in the summons, 
and no other business shall be entered upon at that meeting. 
In all cases where summonses are issued whether by Grand 
or private Chapter, at least seven clear days' notice shall be 
given. 

XII. The Grand Director of Ceremonies shall, at every 
meeting of the Grand Chapter, attend without the entrance 
for the purpose of guarding under the superintendance of the 
Grand Pursuivant, against the admission of any but those 
who are qualified, and have their proper clothing and jewels, 
and have signed their names to the accustomed papers, and 
are, in all respects entitled to admission. 

XIII. If, at any Grand Chapter, stated or occasional, 
any of the Grand Principals be absent, the chair shall be 
filled by the Grand Officer next in rank and seniority who 
may be present, provided he be an installed Present or Past 
First Principal of any regular subordinate Chapter. 

XIV. An annual Report of the transactions of the 
Grand Chapter, with an account of the funds and property 
belonging to it, shall be printed without delay and transmitted 
to every member of the Grand Chapter, and to every 
subordinate Chapter, immediately after the general Convo- 
cation in February. 



46 APPENDIX. 

XV. When the Grand Lodge, or any other competent 
authority in the Craft, shall suspend or expel any Brother 
who is a Royal Arch Mason, the Grand Chapter shall 
immediately, on such suspension or expulsion being 
communicated to it by the Grand Principals, or any of them, 
proceed to consider and decide whether such Companion 
shall be suspended or expelled from his Arch-Masonic 
functions for the period whilst such Craft suspension or 
expulsion continues in force. 

XVI. Should any Chapter have neglected to make its 
returns and payments to the Grand Chapter for the space of 
one year, the Principals and Past Principals of such Chapter 
shall not be permitted to attend any meeting of the Grand 
Chapter until such returns and payment have been completed. 

XVII. Companions of eminence and ability, who have 
rendered service to the Craft, may, by a vote of the Grand 
Chapter, be constituted members of the Grand Chapter,with 
such rank and distinction as may be thought proper. 



REGULATIONS 

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE GRAND CHAPTER, DURING THE 
TIME OF PUBLIC BUSINESS. 

Which are to be read at every Convocation thereof. 

I. The Grand Chapter being opened, and the Regulations 
having been read, the Minutes of the last Annual Convocation, 
and of any intervening Grar/d Chapter, are then to be put for 
confirmation ; then any communication from the Grand 
Principals, or any of them, shall be read and proceeded with ; 
then any reports from any Committee shall be read ; after 
which, the other business shall be regularly proceeded with. 

II. All matters are to be decided by a majority of 
votes, each Chapter having three votes, and each Past First 
Principal one vote ; each Officer and member of the Grand 
Chapter, (except the Grand Janitor) not otherwise entitled 






APPENDIX. 47 

to vote, shall have one vote, and the presiding Officer one 
vote, and in case of a tie he shall also have a casting vote ; 
unless the Grand Chapter, for the sake of expedition, shall 
think proper to leave any particular subject to the 
determination of (he presiding Officer. The votes of the 
Members are to be signified by each holding out one of his 
hands, which hands the Grand Scribes are to count, unless 
the presiding Officer shall declare the numbers so unequal as 
to render the counting unnecessary. 

III. Whenever the presiding officer shall call to order, 
there shall be general silence. 

IV. All Members shall keep their seats, except the 
Grand Scribes, the Principal Sojourner, and the Grand 
Director of Ceremonies, who are allowed to move about 
from place to place in the discharge of their duties. 

V. No Companion shall speak twice to the same 
question, unless in explanation, or the mover in reply. 

VI. Every Companion who speaks shall rise and remain 
standing addressing himself to the presiding officer ; and no 
Companion shall interrupt him, except to speak to order, or 
the presiding Officer to call him to order ; but after he has 
been set right he may proceed, if he observe due order and 
decorum. 

\ II. If any Member shall have been twice called to 
order by the presiding Officer and shall, nevertheless, be 
guilty of a third offence at the same meeting, the presiding 
Officer shall command him forthwith to quit the Grand 
Chapter, and he shall nbt be again admitted to that 
Convocation. 

VIII. Whoever shall be so unmasonic as to hiss at a 
Companion, or at what he has said, shall be forthwith 
solemnly excluded the Convocation, and declared incapable 
of being a Member of any Grand Chapter till, at another 
Grand Convocation, he publicly own his fault, and grace be 
granted. 

IX. No motion for the repeal or alteration of any 
existing law, or for the introduction of a new one, shall be 
made, without notice being given in a previous Grand 
Chapter. 



48 APPENDIX. 



OF GRAND OFFICERS. 

I. The Grand Z. shall be elected ann installed, according 
to ancient usage, at the annual Convocation. He is then to 
nominate such of his Grand Officers as it is his prerogative 
to appoint, who, with the elective Grand Officers, are to be 
thereupon installed and invested in ancient form. 

II. No Companion shall fill the office of a Grand 
Principal for more than three consecutive years, but he may 
be re-elected after the expiration of the following year. 

III. Should the Grand Z., die during his term of office, 
or be rendered incapable of discharging the duties, by 
sickness, absence or otherwise, the Grand H., or in his 
absence the Grand J., or in their absence the Grand 
Superintendent of the District shall assemble the Grand 
Chapter immediately to record the event; which Grand 
Chapter shall appoint three of its members to invite the 
immediate Past First Grand Principal to act until a new 
election takes place. Should he decline, or be unable to act, 
the last but one, and so on ; if no former Grand Z. be found 
to act, the Grand Chapter shall be summond to elect a 
Grand Z. 

IV. The Grand Z., under the sanction of the Grand 
Chapter, may, by warrant, appoint any Companion of 
eminence and skill to represent the Grand Chapter in a 
sister Grand Chapter ; he may also constitute the Repre- 
sentative of a Sister Grand Chapter, a member of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada, with such rank as the Grand 
Chapter may deem to be appropriate. 

OF GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS OF DISTRICTS. 

T. The Grand Superintendent for each district, as defined 
by the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Canada, shall be 
nominated by the Chapters in that District, and confirmed 
by the Grand Z., at the annual Convocation, and, if present, 
regularly invested. 



APPENDIX. 49 

He must be an installed First Principal, or a Past First 
Principal, and a resident in the District for which he is 
appointed. 

This Officer is invested with a rank and power, in his 
particular District, in the absence of the Grand Principals, 
similar to those of the Grand Principals themselves. 

II. He may preside in every Chapter he visits within 
his District. 

III. He may hear and determine any subjects of Masonic 
complaint or irregularity respecting Chapters or individual 
Companions within his District, and may proceed to 
admonition, or to suspension, until the decision of the Grand 
Chapter shall be made known thereon. A minute of all such 
proceedings, stating the offence and the law applicable to it, 
together with his decision is to be transmitted to the Grand 
Chapter, through the Grand Scribe, E., and when the case is 
of so flagrant a nature, as in the judgment of the Grand 
Superintendent of the District to require the erasure of a 
chapter, or the expulsion of a companion, he shall make a 
special report to the Grand Chapter with his opinion 
thereon. 

IV. The Grand Superintendent of the District may 
summon any Chapter or Companion, within his District to 
attend him, and to produce the warrant, books, papers and 
accounts of such Chapter, or the certificate of such 
Companion. 

If the summons be not complied with, nor a sufficient 
reason given for non-compliance, a peremptory summons 
shall be issued ; and, in case of contumacy, the circumstances 
are to be reported to the Grand Chapter, who may suspend 
the chapter or companion, as before provided. 

V. All petitions for warrants must be recommended 
and dully signed by the Grand Superintendent of the District 
prior to their transmission to the Grand Scribe, E., whose 
duty it shall be to see that such recommendation and 
signature are duly attached to each petition. 

VI. The Grand Superintendent of each District is 
required to report to the Grand Chapter, at its annual 

7 



50 APPENDIX. 

Convocation, on the condition of Masonry in his district, with 
a list of such Chapters as may have been constituted since 
the last annual Convocation, at least fourteen days previous 
to the next annual Convocation. 

VII. He has power to give or refuse consent for the 
removal of a Chapter from Town to Town within his District 
but not from his District into another, or from another 
District into his own, without the sanction of the Grand 
Chapter. 



GRAND SCRIBES, E. AND N. 

I. All ministerial duties, and all privileges attached to 
the office of Grand Scribe, are to be performed and enjoyed 
exclusively by the Grand Scribe, E., who shall be an 
installed Principle, or Past Principle of a regular subordinate 
Chapter. 

II. The Grand Scribe, N., to assist the Grand Scribe, E., 
during the business of the annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter. 



OF GRAND PRINCIPAL SOJOURNER, TREASURER, REGISTRAR, FIRST 
AND SECOND ASSISTANT SOJOURNERS, SWORD BEARER, 
STANDARD BEARER, DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES, ORGANIST, 
PURSUIVANT AND JANITOR. 

I. The duties of the above Officers of the Grand Chapter 
correspond with those of 'similar Officers, as prescribed in 
the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

The Grand Principal Sojourner acting in the Grand 
Chapter in a similar capacity to that of the the Grand Senior 
Deacon in the Grand Lodge. 

II. The Grand First and Second Assistant Sojourners, 
Sword Bearer, Standard Bearer, Director of Ceremonies, 
Organist and Pursuivant, being appointed by the First Grand 
Principal, may be selected from amongst the Companions of 



APPENDIX. 51 

the regular subordinate Chapters, though not installed 
Principals, or Past Principals of such Chapters. 



GOVERNMENT OF SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS. 

I. The Grand Chapter of Canada shall have the sole 
government and superintendence of the several Royal Arch 
Chapters, and Lodges of Most Excellent, Past and Mark 
Master Masons, within the Province ; to assign the limits 
of the several Districts, and settle controversies that may 
happen between them : and shall have power under seal and 
the sign manual of the Grand principals, attested by the 
Grand Scribe, E., and Grand Registrar, to constitute new 
Chapters of Royal arch Masons, and Lodges of Most 
Excellent, Past and Mark Master Masons, within the 
Province. 

II. The Grand Z. shall have the power and authority, 
whenever he shall deem it expedient, during the recess of the 
Grand Chapter, to grant a Dispensation under his hand, and 
attested by the Grand Scribe£E.,Eunder the seal of the Grand 
Chapter, upon the petition of nine regular registered Royal 
Arch Masons, and Lodges of Most Excellent, Past and Mark 
Master Masons, for a certain specified time, provided the 
said term of time shall not extend beyond the next Convoca- 
tion of the Grand Chapter, when the Grand Chapter may 
confirm the said Dispensation and grant the petitioners a 
Warrant of Constitution. 

III. A fee of forty dollars shall be paid for every 
Dispensation, and ten dollars in addition for every Warrant 
of Constitution. 

OF SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS. 

I. All legally constituted assemblies of Royal Arch 
Masons are called Chapters, as regular bodies of Mark 
Masters, Past Masters and Most Excellent Masters are called 
Lodges. Every Chapter ought to assemble for work at least 



52 APPENDIX. 

once in every three months, and should consist of three 
Principals, two Scribes, three Sojourners, and a Janitor, to 
which, for the better working of the Chapter, may be added 
other Officers. 

II. Every Chapter of Royal Arch Masons throughout 
this jurisdiction shall have a Warrant of Constitution from 
the Grand Chapter, and no Chapter shall be deemed legal 
without such Warrant, or a Dispensation from the Grand Z. 
The mode of application to be by petition, signed by nine 
regular and registered Royal Arch Mason s,specifying the place 
where it is intended to hold such Chapter, the day on which 
it is proposed to be holden, with the names of the three 
intended Principals. 

III. The petition is to be transmitted to the Superinten- 
dent of the District in which it is intended to hold the 
Chapter, for his recommendation or opinion. 

IV. Every Chapter shall be solemnly consecrated, 
according to ancient custom, by one of the Grand Principals 
or Superintendents of Districts, or by some Present or Past 
First Principal. 

V. Every Chapter shall annually elect, by ballot, the 
First, Second and Third Principals, Scribes, E., and N., 
Principal Sojourner and Treasurer, and, by an open vote of 
the Chapter, the Janitor. 

The First Principal shall annually appoint all the other 
Officers required for the better working of his Chapter, who 
are, with the elective Officers, to be regularly installed and 
invested. 

VI. No Companion jshall be eligible for the First 
Principal's chair, unless he be an Installed Master or Past 
Master of a regular Lodge, nor until he has served in the 
Second Principal's chair for twelve months, nor to the second 
until he has served in the third Principal's chair for twelve 
months, unless by special dispensation from the Grand First 
Principal. 

VII. If the numbers shall, in any case, be equal, the 
First Principal shall have the casting vote, or he may order 
a new ballot at his discretion. 



APPENDIX. 53 

VIII. A Register shall be kept by each Chapter of all 
Companions who shall be installed as First, Second and 
Third Principals ; and every Chapter shall notify the Grand 
Scribe, E., the name of every Companion so installed, with 
the date of his installation, and shall also notify the Grand 
Scribe, E., whenever any Companion who has been installed 
as First, Second and Third Principal, shall, from any cause 
whatever, cease to be a Member of the Chapter ; and no 
Companion shall take his seat in the Grand Chapter as a 
Principal, or Past Principal, until his name shall have been 
so registered. 

IX. No Companion shall fill the chair of First Principal 
for more than three consecutive years, nor the second and 
third chairs, for more than two years in succession. 

X. All Warrants issued for constituting Chapters of 
Royal Arch Masons, must also give the power to open and 
hold Lodges of Most Excellent, Past and Mark Master 
Masons, and the First, Second and Third Principals of such 
Chapter, for the time being, shall be the Master and Wardens; 
and ihd other Officers of the Chapter, according to seniority. 

XI. The Officers and Companions, whilst in Chapter, 
shall wear the Insignia of the Order, according to their rank. 

XII. In case of the absence of the First Principal, his 
chair shall be taken by his immediate predecessor therein, 
or, in his absence, by the Senior Past First Principal, who 
shall discharge the duties of the Chapter. 

XIII. In case of the dea£h or removal ofa First Principal, 
the Chapter shall proceed to elect a new Principal in his 
place, giving seven clear days' notice of such election to all 
the Members of the Chapter. 

XIV. Every Chapter shall at least, once in each year 
make a return to the Grand Scribe E., specifying names, 
ages, professions ar-d residences, and the dates of exaltation 
of the Companions exalted, together with the dates of their 
taking the previous degrees of Mark, Past and Most 
Excellent Master, and shall, at the same time, remit the 
registering fees, and Fees for Grand Chapter Certificates, 



54 APPENDIX. 

that may be due. Any Companion, exalted in foreign 
parts, whose name, therefore, is not previously registered 
in the books of the Grand Chapter, shall join a Chapter as 
a Member, his name, age, profession and Chapter shall be 
returned, and the same fee shall be paid as if he had been 
exalted in the Chapter which he may so join. The names 
also, of ail Companions who may join from any other 
Chapter must be returned, and the Chapter in which they 
were exalted, specified. Every Mark Master must select 
his mark within six months from the date of his taking the 
degree, and a description of it shall be returned by his 
Chapter for record by the Grand Scribe, E. 

XV. Candidates for admission into a Chapter must be 
duly proposed, balloted for and approved ; and no one shall 
be admitted if on the ballot there appear two black balls. 

XVI. No Mason shall be exalted to this degree unless 
he has been a Master Mason for three calendar months at 
least, except by dispensation from the first Grand Principal, 
which shall not however be for a shorter period than four 
weeks. 

XVII. No Chapter shall confer the degrees of Mark 
Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master and Royal 
Arch, upon any Brother for a less sum than twenty dollars j 
nor the Mark Master's degree, when given alone, for a less 
sum than five dollars ; which sums may include the fees to 
the Grand Chapter, for registry and certificate. This is 
not however to extend to serving Companions, who may be 
exalted free of fee or charge, provided that a Dispensation 
be obtained from the First Grand Principal or Grand 
Superintendent of the District in which the candidate 
resides. 

XVIII. The Registering fee to the Grand Chapter for 
Brethren exalted, or Companions first joining from a Foreign 
Chapter, shall be three dollars, including the fee for the 
certificate ; and the fee for a Companion joining a Chapter, 
his name being previously registered, half a dollar. 

XIX. Every Chapter shall have power to make such 
By-Laws as to them shall seem meet for their own private 






APPENDIX. 55 

government, provided they be not incompatible with the 
general laws of the Craft, or the general statutes enacted by 
the Grand Chapter, and which By-Laws shall be fairly 
copied in a book to be kept for that purpose, and a copy 
thereof shall be sent to the Grand Scribe, E. 

XX. Every Chapter shall be subject to erasure and 
forfeiture of its Charter of Constitution in either of the 
following cases : 

Omitting to hold a Meeting of the Chapter for the 
space of two years. 

Neglecting to make any return required by the 
foregoing laws. 

Neglecting to register annually the names of all 
Companions exalted, and of those who have joined the 
Chapter. 

But no Chapter shall be erased until the Principals 
thereof shall have been duly summoned to show cause to 
the contrary to the Grand Chapter. 

REGALIA. 

I. The following clothing and insignia shall be worn, 
and no Companion shall, on any pretence, be admitted into 
the Grand Chapter, or any Subordinate Chapter, without 
his proper clothing. 

No honorary or other jewel or emblem shall be worn 
which shall not appertain to, or be consistent with those 
degrees which are recognized and acknowledged by the 
Grand Chapter. 

II. The apron is to be of white lamb-skin, or white 
kid-skin, from fourteen to sixteen inches wide, and from 
twelve to fourteen inches deep, with an indented crimson 
and purple border two inches wide, the crimson part 
pointing to the centre of the apron, the border of the flap, or 
lappet, to be only one inch wide, in the centre of the flap is 
to be a triangle of silk or satin, surrounded with gold border, 
and within the triangle three taus, united in gold spangled 
embroidery, and two gold tassels are to be suspended by 



56 APPENDIX. 

ribbons two inches wide, coming from under the flap. The 
Present and Past Officers of the Grand Chapter alone to have 
the apron trimmed with gold lace. 

III. The silk or satin ground of the triangle, the lining 
and strings of the apron, and the ribbon suspending the 
tassels, for Present and Past Grand Officers of the Grand 
Chapter, purple and for Principals and Past Principals, of 
Subordinate Chapters, crimson, and for all other Companions, 
white. 

IV. The jewel of office worn by the Present and Past 
Officers of the Grand Chapter, is to be suspended by a collar 
of three colors, viz : purple, crimson, and pale blue, four 
inches wide. 

V. The jewels of office worn by the Principals and 
Officers, and also by Past Principals of Subordinate Chapters, 
is to be suspended by a crimson collar, four inches wide . 

VI. The aprons, collars, and jewels of Officers and 
Members of Most Excellent, Past and Mark Master Mason's 
Lodges, to be similar to those worn in Craft Lodges, according 
to rank. 

VII. The medal of the Order is to be worn on the left 
breast, appended according to the rank of the Companion, by 
a narrow ribbon, two inches wide as follows : Present and 
Past Officers of the Grand Chapter, tricolor, corresponding 
with the collar, and the Principals and Past Principals of all 
Subordinate Chapters, crimson, also corresponding with the 
collar. 

The other Officers of Subordinate Chapters, and all other 
Companions, white. 

VIII. All Jewels of this Order are to be gold or gilt. 

IX. All companions are to wear the usual sash of the 
Order, with silk fringe at the ends, that all Present and 
Past Officers of the Chapter, and Past Principals of Subordi- 
nate Chapters, may wear gold fringe or bullion instead of 
silk. 



APPENDIX. 51 

ROBKS. 

First Grand and First Principal, Z. 
A crimson robe trimmed with ermiue. 

Second Grand and Second Principal, H. 
A purple robe. 

Third Grand and Third Principal, J. 

A blue robe. 
Scribes E. and N., of Grand and Subordinate Chapters, 

White robes. 

The Principal and Assistant Sojourners of Grand and 
Subordinate Chapters, 
White robes. 

Pursuivauts and Janitors of Grand and Subordinate Chapters, 
White robes. 



JEWELS. 

First Grand Principal, Z. 

A Crown irradiated between the legs of a pair of compasses the 
points resting on a triple triangle. 

Second Grand Principal, H. 

The All-Seeing Eye irradiated between the legs of a pair of 
compasses the points resting on a triple triangle. 

Third Grand Principal J. 

The Volume of the Sacred Law irradiated between the legs of 
a pair of compasses the points resting on a triple triangle. 

Past Grand Principals, 

The jewel appertaining to their respective offices in a circle. 

Grand Superintendents of Districts, 

A small triangle irradated in a double triangle enclosed within 
a circle on a triangle. 

Past Grand Superintendents of Districts, 

The same jewel omitting the small triangle irradiated. 

Grand Scribes E. and N. 

Cross pens with a tie within a triangle. 
Principal Sojourners of Grand and Subordinate Chapters, 

A square irradiated within a triangle. 

8 



58 APPENDIX. 

Assistant Sojourners of Grand and Subordinate Chapters, 

A square within triangles not irradiated. 
Grand Treasurer, 

A key within a triangle. 

Grand Registrar, 

A scroll on a pen within a triangle. 

Grand Sword Bearer, 

Cross swords with a tie within a triangle. 

Grand Standard Bearer, 

A standard with a triple tau in the centre within a triangle. 
Grand Director of Ceremonies, 

Cross wands, with a wreath within a triangle. 

Grand Organist, 

A harp within a triangle. 

Grand Pursuivant, 

Cross swords and wand with a coat of arms within a triangle. 

Grand Janitor, 

A sword. 
Grand Stewards, 

A triangle. 



SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS. 

First Principal, Z. 

A Crown irradiated within a triangle. 

Second Principal, H. 

An All-Seeing eye irradiated within a triangle. 

Third Principal, J. 

The Volume of the Sacred Law irradiated within a triangle. 
Past Principals. 

The same within a circle. 

Officers of Subordinate Chapters, 

The emblems appertaining to their office, as in Grand Chapter 
within a triangle. 






APPENDIX. 59 



FORMS. 



For a Warrant of Constitution. 

To the Most Excellent Grand Principals, and the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

W e, the undersigned, being regular lioyal Arch 
Masons, registered Members of the Chapters mentioned 
against our respective names, pray for a Warrant of 
Constitution, empowering us to meet as a regular Chapter at 

to be called on the day of 

and there to discharge the duties of Royal Arch Masonry in 
a constitutional manner, according to the Forms of the 
Order, and the Rules and Regulations of the Grand Chapter ; 
and we have nominated and do recommend Companion 

to be First Principal, Z., Companion to be Second 

Principal, H., Companion to be Third Principal, J. 

The prayer of this Petition being granted, we promise 
strict conformity to the Ancient Landmarks of the Order, 
and the Rules and Regulations of the Grand Chapter. 

[To be signed by at least nine R. A. Masons.] 



60 APPENDIX. 

Application for Advancement. 

To the Excellent Principals, Officers and Companions of 
Chapter No. 

The undersigned, a Master Mason, respectfully prays 
that he may be advanced to the degrees of Mark Master, 
Past Master and Most Excellent Master. 

(Signed,) 



Application for Exaltation. 

To the Excellent Principals, Officers and Companions of 
Chapter No. 

The undersigned having been advanced to the degrees 
of Mark, Past and Most Excellent Master Mason,respectfully 
prays that he may be exalted to the supreme degree of a 
Royal Arch Mason. 

(Signed,) 



APPENDIX. 61 

RETURNS 

OK 

SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS, 

RENDERED 31st JANUARY, A.D. i860. 



No. 1.— ANCIENT FRONTENAC CHAPTER, KINGSTON. 
Established — A. D.. 1797. 



Stated Meeting — Third Tuesday in every month. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. John Kerr. Z 

R. " - James A. Henderson, H 

" " John Robb, J 

k - " " S. D. Fowler, Scribe, E 

Number of Members . _ _ _ . _ . 39 



No. 2.— THE HIRAM CHAPTER, HAMILTON. 
Established — A. D., 1820. 



Stated Meeting — First Monday of every Month. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E. Comp. William Bellhouse, Z 

V. E. C1 Jeremiah Taylor, H 

" " James M. Rogerson, J 

W.W. Pringle, Scribe, E 

Number of Members . . _ 64 



No. 3.— ST. JOHN'S CHAPTER, LONDON. 
Established — 1844. 



Stated Meeting — Third Friday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E. Comp. Edwin Heathfield. Z 

u " " William Moore, H 

<; Alexander S. Abbott, J 

M John Barry, Scribe, E 

Number of Members f r _ . 48 



62 APPENDIX. 

No. 4.— ST. ANDREW'S CHAPTER, TORONTO. 
Established — A. D., 1847. 



Stated Meeting — Third Wednesday in Jan.^ April, July and Oct. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E. Com p. S. B. Harman. Z 

V. " William H. Pardy, H 

" " William R, Harris, J 

" " Thomas Hookey, Scribe E 

Number of Members 99 



No. 5— ST. GEORGE'S CHAPTER, LONDON 

Established — A.D., 1854. 



Staled Meeting — Fourth Friday in Feb.. May, August and Sept. 

OFFICERS. 

M. E. Comp. Thompson Wilson, Z 

R. " " EdwiD Heathfield, H 

V. " " Thomas Mackie, J 

A. G. Smith, Scribe E 

Number of Members 22 



No. 6.-ST. JOHN'S CHAPTER, HAMILTON. 
Established — 1855. 

Stated Meeting — Second Thursday of every month. 

OFFICERS 

R. E. Comp. W. C. Stephens, Z 

V. " " M.F. Shaler, H 

" " Hubbard Davis, J 

" Thomas McCraken, Scribe, E 

Number of Members .. .. 34 



No. 7.— MORIA CHAPTER, BELLEVILLE. 
Established — A, D., 1856. 

Slated Meeting — First Tuesday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

Z 
H 
J 
Scribe, E^ 
Number of Members 30 



^ No Returns. 






APPENDIX. 63 

No. 8— KING SOLOMON'S CHAPTER, TORONTO. 

Established — A.D. 1857. 



Stated Meeting — Third Tuesday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

V. E. Comp. S. B. Campbell, Z 
• ; " ; ' A. M. Munro, H 
" " " Charles Pollock, J 
" " " Daniel Spry, Scribe, E 
Number of Members _.. 55 



No. 9.— GOLDEN RULE CHAPTER, STANSTEAD. 
Established — A. D. 1858. 



Stated Meeting — Tuesday, on or before full moon, in March, June, 

September and December. 

officers. 

Z") 
H 
J 
Scribe E 
Number of Members 21 



No Returns. 



No. 10.— KILWINNING CHAPTER, LONDON. 

Established — A.D., 1858. 

Stated Meeting — First Monday in February, May, Aug, and Nov. 



OFFICERS. 

R. E. Comp. William Daniel, Z 

H 
J 
11 W. G. Chambers, Scribe, E^ 
Number of Members ...20 



► No Returns. 



No. 11;— WILSON LODGE, WINDSOR. 
Established, A.D.. 1859. 



Stated Meeting — First Monday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

R, E. Comp. W.J. Spiff r Z 
• : " Thomas Boddy, H 
•' " Edwin Watson. J 



64 APPENDIX. 

No. 12.— CATARAQUI CHAPTER, KINGSTON, 
Established, A. D. 1850. — Affiliated. 1859. 



Stated Meeting — Second Monday in February, May, August 
and November. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E, Comp. Thomas A. Angel, Z 

" il Francis Milo, H 

V. " " Edward J. Barker, J 

" John O'Donell, Scribe, E 

Number of Members ._ _ 15 

No. 13.— INDEPENDENT CHAPTER, QUEBEC. 
Established, A. D. 1854. — Affiliated, 1859. 



Stated Meeting — 

officers. 

XT j 

j }■ No Returns. 

Scribe, E j 
Number of Members _ 



No. 14.— BEDFORD DISTRICT CHAPTER, DUNHAM. 
Established — A.D., 1859. 

Stated Meeting — Tuesday preceding Full Moon of every Month 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. David Brown, Z 
" " Rev. Joseph Scott, H 
i; " William M. Pattison, J 
Number of Members __ 12 

No. 15.— WAWANOSH CHAPTER, SARNIA. 
Established — A.D., 1859. 

Stated Meeting — Second Friday in Jarty April, July and Oct. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. James Hill Rowan, Z 

" " George Masson, H 

" William P. Vidal, J 

" H. D. Stewart, Scribe, E 

Number of Members... . -. .16 



APPENDIX 65 

No. 16.— CARLETON CHAPTER, OTTAWA. 
Established — A.D., 1859. 

Stated Meeting — Second Wednesday in March, June, Sept. and Dec. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. W. J. B. McLeod Moore, Z 

" " Manuel Northrup, H 

" " James Wilson, J 

11 Fred. Marett, Scribe, E 

Number of Members, 30 



No. 17— DORCHESTER CHAPTER, ST. JOHNS'. 
Established — A.D., 1860. 



Stated Meeting — First Thursday of every month. 
officers. 
E. Comp. H. L. Robinson, Z 
" J. M. Clarke, H 
" M. Mitchell, J 
A. K. Laviscount, Scribe, E 
Number of Members, 10 

No. 18— OXFORD CHAPTER, WOODSTOCK. 
Established — A.D., 1860. 



Stated Meeting — First Friday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. Geo. W. Whitehead, Z 
" R. A. Woodcock, H 
" " Burton Bennett, J 
Number of Members 9 



OFFICERS OF THE GRAND CHAPTER, 

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GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS OF DISTRICTS. 



M. E. Comp. Thompson Wilson, London District. 

u cc cc Thomas Duggan, Hamilton " 

it cc cc Francis Richardson, Toronto " 

" " «* John C. Franck, Central " 



LIST OF GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS, 

WITH THE 

NAMES AND RESIDENCES OF GRAND SCRIBES, E. 

England Wm. Grey Clarke... London. 

Scotland Wm. Gay nor Edinburgh. 

Ireland _ Hon. Geo. Handcock. Dublin. 

Alabama Daniel Sayre Montgomery. 

Arkansas J. H. Newbern Little Rock. 

California . . .. L.C.Owen San Francisco. 

Connecticut E. G. Storer New Haven. 

Florida John B.Taylor Tallahassee. 

Georgia B.B.Russell Macon. 

Indiana Francis King Indianapolis. 

Illinois _. H.G.Reynolds Knoxville. 

Iowa D. S. Warren Iowa City. 

Kentucky .-. P, Swigert Frankfort. 

Louisiana Samuel G. Risk New Orleans. 

Maine Ira Berry Portland. 

Maryland Jos. Robinson Baltimore. 

Massachusetts Thos. Waterman Boston. 

Michigan J. Eastman Johnson. White Pigeon. 

Minnesota George W. Prescott. St. Paul's. 

Mississippi R. W. T. Daniel Jackson. 

Missouri A. O'Sullivan St. Louis. 

New Hampshire A. Fessenden Concord. 

New York J.O.Cole Albany. 

New Jersey J. Woolverton Trenton. 

North Carolina Thomas B. Carr Willmington. 

Ohio John D. Caldwell Cincinnati. 

Pennsylvania Wm. Adams Philadelphia. 

Rhode Island.. Thos. A. Doyle Providence. 

South Carolina E. Thayer Charleston. 

Tennessee _ . _ C. A. Fuller Nashville. 

Texas James M. Hall Crockett. 

Vermont John B. Hollenbeck . . Burlington. 

Virginia John Dove Richmond. 

Wisconsin W. F. Palmer Milwaukee. 



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